Shahid Kapoor and Mrunal Thakur are in awe to share screen space with veteran actor Pankaj Kapur jersey. Shahid and Mrunal have been candid about their upcoming film and spoke off-camera about how they admired the veteran artist in the Jersey special of The Kapil Sharma Show.
While Mrunal said she was nervous about performing near Pankaj, Shahid had an interesting story to tell when host Kapil asked him about working with his father. Shahid said Pankaj Kapur joined the set when they had already been shooting for ten days. By this point, Shahid had impressed director Gowtam Tinnanuri with his performance. But when his father walked in, the tide turned.
“On the tenth or eleventh day, we had a scene where Arjun and his trainer are smoking a cigarette and drinking tea. Although I can never think of doing that in real life, but Jersey gave me a chance to chill with dad,” Shahid shared.
He said that Gowtam came after the scene and hugged his father for giving him the chance to direct him. Gowtam then just walked past Shahid without saying a word. When the actor asked, the director said to him, “You know this movie is about your character. I said ‘Yes sir.’ He said after seeing your father’s recording, do you think anyone will look at you in this scene? He’s so good, he’ll draw the whole audience, no one will care about you. I’m very concerned because the film is about your character.”
Pankaj Kapur took a jibe and said he also takes some credit for teasing Shahid. “Aur aapke maa-baap ne aapki bahut achi parvarish ki hai (Your parents raised you really well)” Pankaj added with a laugh.
Jersey hits theaters on April 22nd.